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Old 04-03-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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Life of a UV sterilizer?

I am a big big supporter of using a UV filter as a must. However, now almost all my local LFS has brands which have irreplaceable lights. I read that after a while the UV lights need to be clean or replaced because they lose there efficiency with time.

So if I have to replace a UV filter, how many months after shall I replace?
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I believe 6 month that's what the local fs told me anyway...
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:06 PM   #3
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Was going to say the same from memory. 6 months fairly continuous use. 12 months if run part of the day (I used to run mine 10 hrs a day when something else came on using timers). The UV part had to be replaced but kept the powerhead.
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Was going to say the same from memory. 6 months fairly continuous use. 12 months if run part of the day (I used to run mine 10 hrs a day when something else came on using timers). The UV part had to be replaced but kept the powerhead.
Thanks guys. And nice idea. I will keep the powerhead part. Can be useful some day in case of a powerhead fails. Thanks a lot. I still have like two months left then to replace. Mine is on 24/7
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Life of a UV sterilizer?

Have you got a link of the unit? Out of interest.
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Have you got a link of the unit? Out of interest.
This one I have. Cheap and very efficient and quite power head.

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That kind of looks similar to mine I think.
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